Nature and Extent of Problems Faced by Working Women in Rural and Urban Areas: A Sociological Study
Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology,
Though a number of constitutional amendments were made for women’s social, economic and political benefits but still there is no radical change in their situation. The outdated family structure, patriarchal ideology of the home being a women’s ‘real domain’ and marriage being ultimate goal and destiny has not changed much. In India working woman faces so many problems associated with her time allocation while engaging outside in income earning activities. It may be health related or physical, psychological, economical, social and family problems etc. The present study was conducted in Hiasr-II block of Hisar district on 120 women working in government and private sectors with the aim to explore their problems. The results concluded that majority of the respondents were in 31-50 years of age belonged to general caste and nuclear families and were in government jobs. Majority of the respondents were disagreed on the statements that workplace environment was not very pleasant and safe, however majority of rural respondents also reported inappropriate work environment with lack of power-supply and heat/cold facilities.
- Working women
- rural and urban areas
- workplace environment
- household activities.
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